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Do Africa’s $372bn pension fund assets facilitate inclusive growth and social stability?

Africa’s $372bn pension fund assets – do they facilitate inclusive growth and social stability? Is the money well invested, including capital markets and equities, private equity and infrastructure development? Bright Africa report by RisCura.

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Recent Africa share listings news

Roundup of recent African share listing news including Old Mutual’s move back to Johannesburg, Grit Real Estate Income Group and ASA International microfinance debut on the London Stock Exchange debut, a green bond in Nigeria and the 9th listing on South Africa’s A2X Markets exchange.

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Some African IPOs – August 2018

Roundup of African share offers (IPOs) for investors, including CIPLA-QCI closing 24 Aug in Uganda, Giza Spinning and Weaving in Egypt and telco MTN listings in Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria.

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Meet FINSEC, Zimbabwe’s second securities exchange

Zimbabweans have a second option for regulated securities trading: Financial Securities Exchange (Private) Limited (FINSEC) is licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe as a securities exchange (alternative trading platform).

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Why Ethiopia needs a stock exchange as it liberalizes

One of Africa’s biggest economies. Ethiopia, announced a transformational liberalization and privatization campaign. But there is no Ethiopian stock exchange, limiting participation by citizens and domestic savings funds, and cutting transparency.

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Africa-focused Vivo Energy soars after £548m IPO on London SE

Africa’s £1.98 billion ($2.68bn) megalisting Vivo Energy (VVO) soared in its first 2 days of trading on the London Stock Exchange (dual-listed in Johannesburg ) on 10-11 May after a successful initial public offer (IPO) raised £548m.

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London Stock Exchange financing African growth

There are 108 African companies listed or trading on the London Stock Exchange with total market capitalization of over $200 billion ($271bn). In the last 10 years they have raised more than $16 bn on London’s markets.

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Will Brexit impact Africa-focused IPOs?

Brexit, the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, is having a global ripple effect. Will Brexit affect initial public offerings (IPOs) in Africa?

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African Economic Outlook 2018 flagship report is released

“African economies have been resilient and gaining momentum. Real output growth is estimated to have increased 3.6% in 2017 and to accelerate to 4.1% in 2018 and 2019″ says African Economic Outlook 2018 report released by African Development Bank on 17 Jan.

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African issuers raise $1.4bn in IPO share offers in 2017

African share issuers have raised $1.4bn in 2017 through initial public offers (IPOs) of shares, compared to $1.2bn in 2016.

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How big are African pension funds?

Traditional assets under management in 12 African countries were $634bn in 2014, set to reach $1.1trn in 2020 (PwC). South Africa’s $124bn GEPF is the biggest but many other fast-growing African funds are also investing in infrastructure and private equity.

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African pensions and infrastructure investment – recent research

African pension fund regulators and PPP practitioners have much to learn from Latin American examples on how to let local funds invest into infrastructure, while building the capital markets, plus round-up of some recent research papers.

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Innovative African IPO and listing successes show strong demand

A round-up of recent African IPOs and other listings, many over-subscribed, shows demand and innovation – Namibia scored its first SPAC and Mauritius listed GDRs.

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African IPO pipeline includes $3bn Vivo Energy

Investors have been snapping up Africa-focused IPOs of shares; future listings include a reported offer by Vivo Energy and AfriTin, Cytonn Investments and Hystead.

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UK regulator accused of dropping standards to woo $2 trillion listing

Investor institutions are protesting moves by UK capital-markets regulator, Financial Conduct Authority, to alter listing standards to accommodate a potential $2 trillion listing of Aramco on the London Stock Exchange, the world’s biggest listing.

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Vodacom Tanzania’s $213m IPO results due 7 August

Vodacom Tanzania’s extended $213 million IPO closed 28 July and results are to be announced 7 August, with the listing on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange due 15 August.

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Vodacom Tanzania wrapping up $213m IPO on Dar es Salaam bourse

Some 40,000 Tanzanians subscribed for the TZS476 billion ($213 million) initial public offer (IPO) of Vodacom Tanzania Ltd.

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IPO for I&M Bank Rwanda extended to 10 March

The extended deadline for the initial public offer (IPO) of I&M bank Rwanda is 10 March. The Government of Rwanda is selling its 19.8% stake with an offer of 99m shares at RWF90 ($0.11) each.

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Pension funds power Africa’s infrastructure

Here is my article on a critical area for Africa to develop, creating the atmosphere for productive investments by fast-growing pension funds. Published in African Banker magazine.

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Africa IPO round-up

Roundup of some recent initial public offers (IPOs) of shares which raised capital for businesses listed on Africa’s stock exchanges.